Saturday, January 16, 2010

Beacon Hill Bistro: Wine & Dine Mondays

Take a culinary tour around the world with the Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro’s Wine & Dine Monday series. Visit various wine regions from your seat at this bistro situated on historic Beacon Hill, as co-owner and resident wine director Cecilia Rait and Tracy Burgis of M.S. Walker brings you from region to region and explains the complexities of each selection. Cecilia states, "Wine & Dine Mondays are about wonderful wines, creative food and friendship."

Each of the eight events will be held on the second and fourth Monday of every month beginning on January 25th, 2010 and ending in the Spring on May 10th, 2010. Each four-course dinner showcases regional fare as well the culinary artistry of Executive Chef Jason Bond whose selections will accent each featured wine.

This intimate adventure is set in family style seating to encourage conversation, and for the price of $55.00 per person (tax and gratuity not including), guests are treated to a full four-course dinner including various wines to accompany their educational experience. The event is great for all levels of wine lovers!

January 25, 7pm
Mendocino and Lake County
Heralded for their natural beauty, California’s two northernmost wine regions offer an array of gorgeous wines as well. During this dinner we will sample a select few.

February 8th, 2010 7:00PM
Puglia stretches from the spur of the Italian boot to its heel. It is together with Sicily the most productive wine region in Southern Italy. Many exciting wines have been crafted in the area since the wine revolution of the 1980’s. Have your passport in hand as we travel through Puglia and sample the region.

February 22nd, 2010 7:00PM
It's all Greek to me
Birthplace of Western civilization, Greece is in many ways also the birthplace of our modern wine culture. Greek wine has come a long way since an appellation system was put into place in the 1970’s. Travel both across the pond and back in time for this wine dinner.

March 8th, 2010 7:00PM
Barossa Valley/Langmeil Winery
Barossa is considered one of the top districts on the Australian wine map. Despite being made in a high-tech and modern fashion, the area’s wines are like the Australian people: outgoing and unpretentious. Join us for this culinary adventure.

March 22nd, 2010 7:00PM
Tempranillo is a black grape varietal widely grown to make full-bodied red wines. The Phoenicians brought this grape to the Iberian peninsula where it found its home. We will not only sample the wines from Spain and Portugal, but also a new world version from California.

April 12th, 2010 7:00PM
Alsace-Maison Hugel
Hans Ulrich Hugel settled in Riquewihr, France in 1639 after the Thirty Years War and soon took charge of the Corporation of Winegrowers. The family has been making wine in Alsace ever since. During this journey we will sample some of the traditional varieties of the region.

April 26th, 2010 7:00PM
In the 1980’s the Austrian Parliament enacted perhaps Europe’s most stringent wine legislation drawing young winemakers and cutting-edge techniques to the vineyards and cellars with the law’s emphasis on quality over quantity. Austria makes some of the raciest, most exciting wines in central-eastern Europe. Still relatively unknown, they deserve wider recognition. Come see what you think!

May 10th, 2010 7:00PM
Blind Tasting
For the last wine dinner of the season, we will blind taste some of our favorites from our previous adventures. If you’ve been with us the entire journey maybe you’ll be able to identify some of your favorites as well. If this is your first trip with us it will be a memorable one!

Reservations are necessary. Please call 617-723-7575

Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro
25 Charles Street
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-723-7575

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